As the son of an orthodontist, I was fortunate to grow up in the wonderful world of orthodontics! My father, James, practiced orthodontics in Ballard and Magnolia for more than 40 years. As a high school student, I worked in my dad’s lab making orthodontic study models and appliances. Before entering dental school, I spent a year working as a clinical assistant in his Ballard office. Those years working for my dad gave me a great appreciation for the impact orthodontics has in our patients’ lives.
Following my undergraduate education at Brigham Young University, I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA in 1996. I then completed my two-year orthodontic residency at the University of the Pacific in 1998, receiving my Master’s degree and Orthodontic Certificate.
Upon graduation in 1998, I considered many different options to begin my career, ultimately deciding to start my own practice from the “ground up” on the Sammamish Plateau. It was a great decision! I feel so grateful and blessed to practice in such an amazing community.
Outside of work I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy anything related to golf, football and basketball - you can usually find me working on my jump shot pre-dawn at the Sammamish YMCA! I am active in my church and love supporting great charitable causes like Mamma’s Hands & Relay for Life.
- Seattle King County Dental Society
- Washington State Dental Association
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontics
- Cascade Orthodontic Study Club